This vegan charcuterie board for Easter brunch or your Valentine’s Day breakfast is an absolute must. Quick and easy to prepare, with lots of delicacies, so everyone is guaranteed to find something that tastes good. The cheese platter is also completely lactose-free and does not require any animal suffering. It can also be prepared in umpteen variations and the ingredients can easily be swapped out depending on the season or preferences. Therefore, it is of course also suitable for any brunch or party.
Vegan snack board
A vegan charcuterie board – or aperitif platter, as we call it in Switzerland – is something really great. This not only conjures up a smile on the faces of your guests, but arranging such a platter has a really meditative character. The many different delicacies on the snack platter also guarantee that every guest will find something delicious to nibble on. So if you are planning to organize an Easter brunch or a Valentine’s Day brunch, then this vegan charcuterie board is a must.
Vegan charcuterie board for Easter brunch
Easter brunch? But it’s only February….. I know, I know Easter is still a while away. But as we all know, suddenly somehow April is here. I have no idea where time sometimes goes, but it really does fly by in an instant. So I thought, this year I’ll be extra early in sharing Easter recipes. In April I’m planing to organize an Easter brunch and I’m actually already looking for ideas. The early bird catches the worm and all that… One thing is for sure, this vegan carcuterie board will definitely be part of my brunch.
If the whole thing is now completely overwhelming for you and you think to yourself; hey, I haven’t even arrived in spring let alone Easter, no problem. You can also serve this vegan charcutierie board for Valentine’s Day brunch or any other brunch you like. I have to come out here now; I’m fed up with winter and so ready for spring. So now I’m just forcing spring a little bit with Easter brunch ideas, Easter recipes and so on.
If you are also slowly looking out for spring and are a bit tired of winter, then maybe this lavender lemon kombucha is something to get you in the mood.
How the vegan charcutierie board works
There is no right or wrong with a vegan charcuterie or snack board. Your creativity knows no limits. As a guideline or at least as a tip so that your taste buds get their money’s worth, I recommend you to include two to three ingredients from all flavors. So sweet, salty, savory, spicy, fresh ingredients and of course dips , which should not be missing under any circumstances. Baba Ganoush, artichoke spinach dip or hummus in any variation, for example hummus with wild garlic, are wonderful. I have summarized some ideas for you in the next section.
Another important factor is that you use the freshest possible ingredients for your board. Therefore, you should not buy ingredients too early. Buy the fresh ingredients a day in advance so that they really look good too.
If you’re a planner like me, it makes sense to think about what the vegan charcutierie board should look like and what you want to serve 1-2 weeks in advance. How so? You may need to order some ingredients online (vegan cheese or cold cuts) or allow plenty of time if you want to make a lot yourself. If you start planning your board early enough, you will have enough time to get all the ingredients or make them yourself.
What goes with the vegan cheese platter?
- Sweet: roasted nuts, fresh fruit, dried fruit, dates, jam or sweet chutneys
- Salty: pickled olives, tomatoes and/or cucumbers, tofu feta, salted nuts, e.g. E.g. Curry or herb nuts, crackers, roasted chickpeas or chestnuts
- Hearty: vegan cold cuts, vegan sausage, fresh sourdough bread or butter plaid braid , puff pastry rolls and of course vegan cheese
- Spicy: Spicy vegan cheese, a spicy spread or dip, e.g. E.g. Harissa or chili hummus
- Fresh: fresh seasonal vegetables for dipping
Of course, depending on your preferences, a group can also be left out. Some people don’t like spicy food, so of course you don’t have to serve spicy ingredients on your vegan board. Depending on the occasion or the topic of the brunch, you can also serve dishes/ingredients that fit the theme. For Easter brunch, chocolate eggs, sugar eggs, vegan egg salad, carrot cake or bunny-shaped buns. For Valentine’s Day champagne, mimosas, carrot salmon , heart-shaped candies, homemade pralines or chocolate strawberries, etc.
What kind of vegan cheese do I use?
You are absolutely free to choose which vegan cheese you want for your plate. It is advisable to pay attention to the different consistencies of the cheese. A mix of hard, soft, cream and blue cheese works very well. I personally only like most vegan hard cheeses for cooking. I almost never like them raw. That’s why I deliberately didn’t use any of these varieties in my charcuterie platter. I prefer cashew-based cheeses. Therefore, my board consists only of such cheese. Here I list a few companies that sell very tasty vegan cheese that could be good for your platter (not sponsored, personal recommendation).
- New Roots : sells vegan cashew-based cheeses, my favorites are the Soft White and Fresh Pepper.
- Happy Cashew: as an alternative to New Roots, I love the Chakalaka , it’s nice and spicy.
- Jay & Joy: an absolute heartfelt recommendation, the vegan blue cheese is divine.
- Bedda & Violife : both brands have a very tasty vegan feta. Violife also has various types of hard cheese.
- Mozzarisella is the best vegan mozzarella alternative
Less waste tips
As always, here are a few smart tips to help prevent waste:
- You can buy the fresh ingredients at the weekly market.
- You can make your own bread and crackers. Super extremely Less Waste are crackers made from leftovers of plant milk or juicing.
- You can make jam, chutneys and any other dip yourself.
- If you have the equipment, you can dry fruits or pickle vegetables yourself. Otherwise, you can also find some of it unpacked in well-stocked delis.
- You can also candy or roast nuts and chickpeas yourself.
- The very brave and experienced among you can even ferment the cheese yourself and make the vegan charcuterie products yourself.
Alternatives to the products used
You are completely free in the ingredients that you can use. This vegan charcuterie board for Easter brunch is just one example. You can change everything depending on your mood. Therefore, there is not much more to say on this point.
Meal prep tips
You should prepare the vegan charcuterie board for your brunch freshly. Some of the individual ingredients, such as dips, cold cuts, vegan cheese, etc. can of course be prepared well in advance. However, you should prepare the platter itself on the day of brunch or your party and not before.
Why you should try this vegan charcuterie board:
- completely vegan
- non dairy
- lactose free
- put together quickly
- simply prepared
- perfect for Easter brunch
- perfect for your Valentine’s Day breakfast
- a real eye-catcher at every party
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Vegan Charcuterie Board
- 500 g grapes, purple organic
- 250 g cherry tomatoes organic
- 1 bunch radishes organic
- 1 package crackers gluten-free, organic
- 200 g hummus organic
- 90 g carpaccio, vegan organic
- 125 g cold cuts, vegan organic
- 100 g salami, vegan organic
- 100 g cashew cheese, spicy organic
- 100 g Cashew Camembert organic
- 100 g cashew cheese with herbs organic
- 1 bowl roasted and candied nuts organic
- Arrange all ingredients on the platter as you like and serve fresh.